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Tony Conrad & Charlemagne Palestine

Thu, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine, masters of improvisation and drone, come together for a special duo concert at Brooklyn's First Unitarian church. Pairing Conrad on violin with Palestine on pipe organ, grand piano, and voice, the evening-length performance renews a nearly 5 decades-long association.

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Artists-In-Residence 2014

Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread

Sun, March 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Sun, March 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

www.dailybread.nyc

On view beginning March 8, Georgia Sagri’s Daily Bread is a streaming online exhibition and series of public and private performances conveying states of loss, mourning and offering. Sagri performs throughout the installation, in live readings and voice-over, with musical accompaniment by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.

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Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Wed, March 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Green Building: 452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11231

A non-traditional ensemble directed by master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, Nakatani Gong Orchestra create intensely visceral, non-linear improvisations. This performance brings together a locally selected collection of players, specially trained in Nakatani's unique bowed gong techniques and sign conducting.

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SOLD OUT! Tony Conrad at 75: a Benefit for ISSUE Project Room

Sat, March 7, 2015 - 6:30pm

Greene Naftali: 508 W. 26th St., NYC 10001

Greene Naftali hosts ISSUE Project Room's spring benefit, honoring the 75th birthday of pioneering multidisciplinary artist Tony Conrad. The night includes a dinner by Fitzcarraldo, and performances by Mr. Conrad & Jennifer Walshe, David Grubbs & Eli Keszler, MV Carbon & Dan Conrad, and The Cornichons.

 

The inaugural releases from ISSUE Project Room's new publishing imprint are now shipping.

Launched in February 2015, Distributed Objects features recorded documents focused on emerging artistic practices.

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Distributed Objects Releases

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Quasar ⇔ Lanterns

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Sergei Tcherepnin’s Quasar ⇔ Lanterns was originally produced in 2009 as an 8-channel installation with Ei Arakawa at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Remixed to stereo for this release, Tcherepnin’s trio of works combine analog synthesizer recordings and other instrumental sources with field recordings captured during the artists’ travels to Turkey and Georgia.

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The Hant Variance

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Sabisha Friedberg’s double LP The Hant Variance was recorded at EMPAC with Peter Edwards in a custom-tuned environment using advanced multi-channel recording techniques to capture a configuration of spatialized sound sources. Combining granular synthesis, analogue synthesizers, tone oscillators and field recordings, the composition is comprised of three movements.

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Programs & Announcements

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As we prepare for our 18-month renovation in February, ISSUE is clearing out hundreds of items from our office and storage including audio and office equipment, furniture, instruments and more. Everything must go!

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the selection of our 2015 Artists-in-Residence: Lea Bertucci, Kim Brandt, Dawn Kasper, Mariana Valencia, Evan Calder Williams, and C. Spencer Yeh will premiere new commissions in 2015.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the launch of Distributed Objects, a new publishing imprint featuring recorded and written documents focused on emerging artistic practices. The February 17, 2015, release of double LPs by former Artists-in-Residence Sabisha Friedberg and Sergei Tcherepnin inaugurates the imprint.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the return of Iceland's acclaimed Tectonics Festival for the second-annual NY edition, presented by ISSUE over three evenings at Abrons Art Center and The First Unitarian Church, Brooklyn. Tectonics provides a rare forum for critical consideration of new developments in composition.

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Media

We've assembled some of the year's highlights in video, including a rare appearance by legendary Ethiopian pop singer Mahmoud Ahmed to an audience of over 800, "maximalist" icon Charlemagne Palestine's first-ever organ concert in New York, new commissions by Pat Spadine's Ashcan Orchestra and Artist-In-Residence devynn emory, and excerpts from international festivals Tectonics, Ultima, and Unsound.

Video from William Basinski's June 2014 performance of "Cascade" at ISSUE, produced by The New Yorker to accompany Sasha Frere-Jone's feature on him in the November 10th issue.

Recorded in October 2013, Australian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi performs live at ISSUE our anniversary festival "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain".
Recorded live in December 2013: experimental turntablist Marina Rosenfeld and electronic composer Mats Lindström. This first-ever collaboration was part of ISSUE's third-annual Swedish Energies festival.
C. Spencer Yeh performs a solo electronic set, recorded live as part of the PAN_ACT festival in June 2013. The set starts off with a minimal percussion sound, evolving into a complex glitch beat and textural washes of electronics.